Can You Have Too Much Coral in a Reef Tank?

Is it possible to have too much coral in a reef tank? You bet. Certain SPS colonies in my 187 gallon tank have become way  […]

How to Keep SPS Coral Part 4: Testing Your Aquarium

Today there are a few options available for keeping tabs on how a tank is doing. Perhaps the most common method is to use hobby-grade test kits like those from […]

How to Keep SPS Coral Part 3: Selection & Placement

One key to keeping an eye catching SPS dominated reef is to plan ahead and think about what the reef might look like in a year or two when it matures. Do your […]

How to Keep SPS Coral Part 2: Aquascaping & Planning Ahead

When I started out in this hobby many years ago I have to admit I was clueless when it came to properly aquascaping a […]

How to Keep SPS Coral Part 1: Testing, Lighting, and Flow

SPS or small polyp stony corals are typically found in the shallow parts of our world’s coral reefs in areas with intense light and turbulent water. These corals […]

SPS Deep Dive: Acropora millepora

There are so many eye catching SPS corals in this hobby but beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the […]

SPS Deep Dive – Tubbs Stellata Monti

When I look for SPS corals to add to my reef tank I typically consider a few things. One, how hardy is it and can it easily adapt to different conditions in a […]

SPS Deep Dive: Tyree Icefire Echinata

The Tyree Icefire Echinata is a definite looker with its bright blue tips and creamy white branches. I typically fall for […]

SPS Deep Dive: Oregon Blue Tort

The Oregon Blue Tort is perhaps my favorite SPS coral. The blue color of a “true” Oregon Blue Tort is so vivid it makes you wonder whether it was […]

SPS Deep Dive – AquaSD Rainbow Millie

Back in 2008 AquaSD in San Diego was unpacking a shipment of corals and came across a stunning Acropora […]